Lot 48: love your body

April 1, 2014

love your body

First of all, Happy April Fool's day! For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you're all a bunch of suckazzzz. Ha!
I have been really loving Rachel's year of Cultivating Self Love series and have been especially loving this month's focus on loving our bodies.  It has been really inspiring.  Her posts this month have really picked me up on low self-esteem days.

Things I love about my body:

My legs.  I am thankful that my legs can take me places.  I am thankful that my legs have carried me to unforgettable destinations (Rome, London, Paris, Cancun) I am thankful that my legs are powerful and that they give me the ability to exercise and play!  I love that they give me the ability to dance with my husband and have dance parties with my friends.

My lips.  I am thankful that I am able to feel and express love with my lips.  I am thankful that I get to kiss my nieces and nephews on the head and feel their soft baby skin.  I am thankful that I can show my husband love by kissing him.  I'm glad I get to use fun things like lipstick and lipgloss and trying out new colors!

My tummy.  I think my tummy tells a story.  It shows all the good food I have eaten with friends.  It shows that I am uncomfortable in bikinis as my tummy has never seen the sun.  It shows that I have worked hard on my ab muscles.  I love that it shows that I am more concerned with living than dieting. (maaaaaaybe I am grasping at straws and trying to come up with reasons to love my tummy?) But most of all, I love that someday my tummy will hold the most precious gift I will ever receive; a baby.

My arms.  My arms allow me to give hugs and express how much I love those around me. My arms also allow me to hold my nieces and nephews and squeeze them tight.

I am thankful for a healthy body that allows me to live and love and learn and grow. I do not take my body for granted.  My body is a gift and I try to treat it as such.  Thank you Rachel for this inspiring prompt!

3 comments:

  1. Hey Lauren! I'm so happy to meet you through the LYB link-up. I like the way you broke it down and focused on actions you can take with each part of your body, and I thought the idea of feeling and expressing love with your lips is especially sweet. My tummy definitely shows I'm more concerned with living than dieting, too, so I appreciated that! :)

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    1. thank you so much Alicia! it was really really good for me to participate! thank YOU!

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  2. What a beautiful post. It's hard to take a minute and actually go through what we love about ourselves. So much easier to bash and complain about what jiggles and doesn't stay where we put it. What you said is so true - your stomach WILL hold your most precious gift. I've never thought of it like that before!

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